Empowering Health Through Nutrition

I focus on maximizing your potential for wellness, and vibrancy, improving your quality of life and empowering you to prevent disease. Poor life-style choices, genetics, and aging contribute to a weakening of our body’s systems. We can alter this process by making better choices about the foods we eat, improving our eating patterns, getting regular rest and exercise, and by using appropriate nutritional and herbal supplements. A balanced program assists your body’s innate healing ability. Small changes in lifestyle can have a large impact on your energy levels and your total state of well-being.

Healing occurs on all levels–body, mind, and spirit. My main focus is to offer you support with dietary changes, lifestyle improvements, health coaching, and as needed, supplements and herbs to balance biochemistry. Poor life-style choices, genetics, aging, and environmental exposure contribute to a weakening of our body’s systems. By educating ourselves about our options and making small but significant changes in the way we live and think we can dramatically change the way we feel. My goal is to help you gain the tools to keep improving your overall sense of health and vibrancy forever.

Although I work with a variety of clients with a variety of needs and health concerns, my areas of focus, specialty and what I really love supporting folks with are the following: 

Digestive Health Including Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Katie sits on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and has received additional training in digestive disorders and digestive health. Katie is happy to work with your gastroenterologist, refer you to one if you need one or work independently with you. More information.

Autoimmune Conditions

Katie has received specialized training in autoimmune disorders, leaky gut and in calming down immune over-activity. Additionally, she specializes in individualizing and modifying the anti-inflammatory diet for specific autoimmune conditions, health concerns and needs. 

Celiac, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity & Gluten Related Disorders

Gluten may manifest with non-gastrointestinal symptoms such as mood disorders, brain fog, ADHD, anemia, osteoporosis, skin issues and more. It is essential to remove any of the original causes of developing the disorder in the first place, in addition to supporting strict adherence to a gluten free diet. Katie is the Board Nutritionist for the Denver Celiac Support Association, adheres to a strict gluten free diet and has a gluten related disorder and gluten intolerance. For more info.

Mood Support and Brain Function Optimization

Katie received additional training on the gut-brain axis providing her with the resources to support you to optimize your brain function and stabilize your mood. Through dietary changes, supporting digestive health and healthy microflora,  targeting brain health supplements, promoting vagus nerve activation, and calming inflammation, non-clinical depression and anxiety can be alleviated and brain fog can be replaced with increased focus and brain function. More info.

Fatigue

Nourished Health Nutrition Therapy works to identify and eliminate the factors that resulted in fatigue in the first place. At its most innocuous and at early stages, low energy is caused by daily demands combined with a series of unhealthy habits. However, chronic fatigue or low energy can be induced by a variety of concerns such as: low or improperly functioning neurotransmitters; imbalances in the adrenals; low thyroid; autoimmune conditions; stress or anxiety; digestive disturbances; blood sugar imbalances; parasitic, bacterial or viral infections; anemia; food allergies or intolerances; toxic build-up; liver and kidney detoxification sluggishness; nutrient malabsoption; and more.

Through dietary changes and meal plans with supplementation of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and neurotransmitters—nerve transmission, brain function and the cellular ability to create energy (ATP) will improve. More info.

 

With a few carefully selected and targeted changes inserted into your life:

Digest

Digest food more effectively, without gas, diarrhea, bloating & constipation

Cook

Enjoy food, cooking and eating again–relish opportunities to be in the kitchen, know what and how to prepare foods that enliven your taste buds and your health

Weight

Achieve and maintain a healthy weight

Immunity

Recharge or calm your immune system and decrease susceptibility to bacterial and viral infections

Vitality

Raise your quality of life and overall vitality

Sleep

Sleep more soundly and feel fully recharged upon waking, maintaining that energy throughout your day

Allergies

Make it through the allergy season with clear sinuses and less discomfort

Pain

Improve mobility by reducing musculoskeletal pain

Skin

Clear skin eruptions, rashes, and acne for vibrant, youthful skin

Brain

Achieve greater focus, concentration, memory, and mood improvement

Disease

Reduce risk factors for chronic diseases to which you may be predisposed
 

Options for Working One-On-One Together

Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy individual appointments or the package is best for those clients who have an autoimmune condition and are seeking to calm down inflammation to achieve optimal health and vitality and for those clients that have health challenges of an unknown origin (e.g. chronic fatigue, digestive/gastrointestinal distress, weight loss resistance, depression, anxiety, learning challenges, etc.). If you are simply seeking an upgrade to your current health and an improvement in your diet and lifestyle, the Eating for Health Nutrition Consultations listed farther below may be better suited for your needs. If you are unsure if Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy is the right fit for you, please schedule a one-time, complimentary, 15 minute Discovery Phone Session.

Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy*

New Client Intake and Consultation, 1.5-2 hours: $250 investment

Appointment to include review of health history, assessments, diet log and laboratory testing. An initial 30 day dietary plan with recipes, lifestyle and supplement plan will be recommended. Additional testing likely to be recommended based on findings.

Follow-Up Appointment scheduled for 30 to 60 days after the initial meeting, 1 hour: $100 investment

Appointment to include discussion of the underlying patterns and triggers that are contributing to your symptoms based on results of any new testing and the initial 30 day plan results. We will outline the suggested plan of action, including dietary, supplement and lifestyle recommendations. This appointment will be scheduled at the time of the 1st meeting. Additional follow-up appointments to be scheduled as and if needed.

Additional Follow-Up Appointments, as/if needed: $100 investment

Next Steps:

  1. Schedule your Functional Medicine New Client Intake and Consultation via Online Calendar.
  2. Make appointment payment arrangements, can be paid at time of scheduling.
  3. You will receive an email confirmation of your appointment. Respond to this email with the following documents at least 48 hours prior to your appointment so Katie has the opportunity to review and prepare notes on your documentation (they do not need to all be sent at the same time):
  • Food journal - This should be done for a minimum of 4 days and include times foods are consumed, ingredients, how you feel before and after eating (any symptoms). You are welcome to use this form, a form of your choosing or an online program that you can give Katie access to. Katie does not need calorie counts or nutrition counts, though you are welcome to include as much info as you would like.
  • Metabolic Assessment - This is a fillable PDF form which means you need to save the document to your computer, fill it out, resave it and then email it back.
  • Brain Health and Neurotransmitter Assessment - This is also a fillable PDF form
  • New client intake fillable form - This is a fillable Word document
  • Any blood, saliva, urine, hair analysis and stool test results from within the last year. If you have not had any testing within the last year, you may send results from the last two years. You may need to have these directly faxed from your doctor's office if they are not already in your possession. Test results can be faxed to 952-658-1877 .

4. Appointment can be by phone, Skype or at Katie's Office in Nourished Health Center at 1740 Marion St. in Uptown Denver CO 80218. You will indicate your preference under the Location option when you schedule your appointment.

cooking friends enjoying eating

Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy Package*

Investment: $495 ($750 value)

New Client Intake and Consultation--See description under Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy ($250 value)

Follow-Up Appointment--See description under Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy ($100 value)

Private Cooking Class with you and optionally your family, housemate/s or partner ($200 value):

Together we will go over your customized anti-inflammatory meal plan based on your Plan of Action, food reactions, nutrient needs, family needs and cooking availability and skills. We will prepare a week’s worth of healthy meals for the entire family, showing you how to make basics and then bring them to life with different condiments to fit everyone’s taste buds! The idea is that you do not have to spend your life in the kitchen to be healthy. With Katie's strategies and your willingness to carve out a few hours a week for food prep (which allows you to make 10-minute meals all week), a much healthier, wholesome and tasty diet for you and your family are easily in reach. This is held at your home (depending on your location), in the Nourished Health Center Culinary Classroom, or via Skype (if not local).

Pantry Organizing and Planning for Creativity, Fun and Ease in your Kitchen, optionally with your family, housemate/s or partner ($100 value):

We will scavenge through your cupboards in order to pinpoint what stays and what goes, explain why, and develop a grocery list of house staples based upon our discoveries together. All products not healthy for your specific needs and goals will be donated to a shelter, food pantry or safe house. The kitchen will be reorganized to encourage you to cook more, and we will review food storage products and cookware.  This is held at your home or via Skype.

Grocery Store Tour and Shopping Trip ($100 value):

Here is where we restock the entire kitchen, for our cooking class and beyond, with high quality natural products that are safe for your health and in line with our Plan of Action. This will also familiarize you with your local health food store, so that you will feel comfortable finding all kinds of new foods and products that fit your new lifestyle and meal plan. You will come away understanding how to read food labels and which ingredients should be avoided for your specific health needs and allergies and sensitivities. If you are not local to Denver, this can be offered via Skype on your phone.

Start by scheduling your Functional Medicine New Client Consultation. You will be billed $250 for that appointment. If you choose at that appointment to sign-up for the package program, the $250 will be subtracted from the package total. Follow the "Next Steps" in the Functional Medicine New Client Consultation section.

The Eating for Health Nutrition Consultations or Package is best for those clients who have already received a diagnosis for a health condition and are looking to eat optimally for that diagnosis. These clients are not looking for support with symptoms but simply with improving their diet. Most clients choosing the Eating for Health Consultations or package have been newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease and are looking to ensure nutrient density on a gluten free diet and avoid gluten cross-contamination or have been put on a diet such as gluten free, low FODMAP, low histamine, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, paleo, autoimmune paleo, GAPs, etc. by their health practitioner and are having challenges with the diet—maintaining it, finding variety, keeping the rest of the family happy or maintaining needed calories or nutrient density on the diet. If you are unsure if Eating for Health Nutrition Consults are the right fit for you, please schedule a one-time, complimentary, 15 minute Discovery Phone Session.

consults

Eating for Health Nutrition Consultation*

New Client Intake and Consultation, 1 hour: $150 investment

Appointment to include review of diet log and assessments. Dietary plan with recipes will be provided, based on assessments, diet log and needs.

Additional Follow-Up Appointments, as/if needed: $100 investment

Next Steps:

  1. Schedule your Eating for Health New Client Intake and Consultation via Online Calendar.
  2. Make appointment payment arrangements, can be paid at time of scheduling.
  3. You will receive an email confirmation of your appointment. Respond to this email with the following documents at least 24 hours prior to your appointment so Katie has the opportunity to review and prepare notes on your documentation (they do not need to all be sent at the same time):
  • Food journal - This should be done for a minimum of 3 days and include times foods are consumed, ingredients, how you feel before and after eating (any symptoms). You are welcome to use this form, a form of your choosing or an online program that you can give Katie access to. Katie does not need calorie counts or nutrition counts, though you are welcome to include as much info as you would like.
  • Metabolic Assessment - This is a fillable PDF form which means you need to save the document to your computer, fill it out, resave it and then email it back.

4. Appointment can be by phone, Skype or at Katie's Office in Nourished Health Center at 1740 Marion St. in Uptown Denver CO 80218. You will indicate your preference under the Location option when you schedule your appointment.

cooking with kids3

Eating for Health Nutrition Package*

Investment: $450 ($650 value)

New Client Intake and Consultation--See description under Eating for Health Nutrition Consultation ($150 value)

Follow-Up Appointment ($100 value)

Private Cooking Class--See description under Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy Package ($200 value)

Pantry Organizing and Planning for Creativity, Fun and Ease in your Kitchen--See description under Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy Package ($100 value)

Grocery Store Tour and Shopping Trip--See description under Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy Package ($100 value)

Start by scheduling your Eating for Health New Client Consultation. You will be billed $150 for that appointment. If you choose at that appointment to sign-up for the package, the $150 will be subtracted from the package total. Follow the "Next Steps" in the Eating for Health Nutrition Consultation section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Phone Session*

Investment: Complimentary!!!

In this 15 minute phone conversation, you will have the opportunity to speak with Katie about your goals, challenges and needs.  Together you will determine if Katie’s services are the right fit for you and what the best course of action for YOU would be. You and your situation are unique so the plan of action will also need to be. Please note that this Discovery Phone Session is a one-time opportunity for new clients only.

 

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* The cost of groceries, any supplements and any blood, stool, urine, saliva or mineral testing is not included in the consultation fees. By scheduling an appointment with Katie Bauer, you are entering into a contract to pay for her services and are agreeing that you are aware that she is a nutritionist and not a doctor. All testing and evaluation is for educational purposes only. Katie is happy to work in collaboration with your medical care team, but nutrition therapy should not take the place of medical care. You are responsible for consulting with your medical care team regarding any changes to your diet, supplements or lifestyle that you make. You are responsible for checking with your medical care team for any contraindications with current medications and changes to diet, supplements and lifestyle. You are responsible for changing or cancelling your appointment at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time should you not be able to make it. The appointment fee will be fully refunded when cancelled at least 24 hours out, but when cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment you will still be responsible for the fee.